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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_United_States_drug_prohibition

This is a timeline of the history of drug prohibition in the United States. Contents. [ hide] ... Cocaine, heroin, cannabis, and other such drugs continued to be legally available without ... J. Anslinger who came from the Bureau of Prohibition as did many of its initial members. ... This opium was being refined into high grade no.

druglibrary.org/schaffer/library/opiates_outlawed.htm

This act did not prohibit opiates and cocaine generally, and these drugs were still ... These drugs became illegal nationally with the passage of the Harrison ...

www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/buyers/socialhistory.html

First synthesized in 1887, the stimulant amphetamine became popular in 1920s in ... occurred during the 1950s, but the practice did not spread until the 1960s(1). ... In 1914, the Harrison Narcotic Act outlawed cocaine in the United States and .... In 1937, Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act which criminalized the drug.

www.salon.com/2016/04/15/the_real_reasons_cocaine_heroin_and_other_drugs_partner

Apr 15, 2016 ... The real reason cocaine, heroin and marijuana are illegal has nothing to ... of Chinese men luring white women into opium dens and getting them addicted. ... In the early 1900s New Orleans became the first city to slap down laws ... Recognizing this fact does not mean ignoring or minimizing the very real ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/judge-frederic-block/war-on-drugs_b_2384624.html

Jan 3, 2013 ... It outlawed the smoking of opium and was directed at the Chinese because ... and injecting tinctures of opiates that were popular among whites. ... Under marijuana Mexicans [become] very violent, especially when they ... Nevertheless, this has not stemmed the country's appetite for illicit drugs in spite of ...

www.toptenz.net/top-10-drugs-that-used-to-be-legal.php

Dec 1, 2014 ... Most of us are familiar with the dangers of illegal drugs. ... Its usage is much older , but this form of dried juice from the opium poppy became popular in the ... that federal laws involving medical marijuana will not be enforced in ...

druginfo.sl.nsw.gov.au/drugs-drugs-and-law/history-drug-laws

Dec 14, 2016 ... The notion of making drug use illegal did not really emerge in ... The first Australian drug law was an 1857 Act imposing an import duty on opium. ... Cannabis importation and use was prohibited by federal legislation in ... drugs were prohibited in Australia well before their use became a major social issue.

www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/04/how-drug-warriors-helped-to-fuel-the-heroin-epidemic/476679

Apr 4, 2016 ... “Overdoses from heroin, prescription drugs, and opioid painkillers have ... Instead , drug warriors fought to stymie marijuana research, keep pot illegal, and ... Users did report some incidence of “non-serious” side effects, such as ... live in those communities, and it's not our problem they're being locked up.

www.theamericanconservative.com/2014/08/15/legalize-opium-not-heroin

Aug 15, 2014 ... I would like to recommend a policy that does not reject any of the above ... With marijuana, the question is apparently being decided in favor of ...

casapalmera.com/the-history-of-illegal-drugs-in-america

Oct 3, 2012 ... In the 1960s, marijuana use became a popular drug of choice among ... The second major wave of opiate addiction in America began in the ...